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libgenerics is a minimalistic and generic library for C basic data structures.

The entire implementation was aimed at providing reusable, generic and easy-to-read code like this:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <generics/queue.h>

#define N 10

int main()
	int i;
	queue_t q;
	queue_create(&q, sizeof(int));

	for( i=0; i<N; i++ )
		queue_enqueue(&q, &i);

	int temp;
	for( i=0; i<N/2; i++ ){
		queue_dequeue(&q, &temp);
		printf("dequeued: %d\n", temp);

	return 0;

The doxygen documentation is available here. There's only the pdf version pre-generated, but you can generate the html and the man format with doxygen.


$ make
$ sudo make install

To make sure everything went well you may compile the examples:

$ make build/examples

You can copy the code above to a file name main.c and compile after the installation using:

$ gcc main.c -lgenerics

You may also try another examples.


$ make uninstall


This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.

Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any means.

In jurisdictions that recognize copyright laws, the author or authors of this software dedicate any and all copyright interest in the software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and successors. We intend this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights to this software under copyright law.

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